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Don’t Miss These Fun Facts About Pixar’s Finding Nemo!

Finding Nemo is a Pixar Animation Studios’ animated adventure/comedy film released in 2003.  It portrays the story of a fearful clownfish and his journey to find his only son “Nemo”, who was kidnapped and taken to Sydney, Australia. As one of the best animated movies of all time, Finding Nemo won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and earned hundreds of millions of dollars as well as gained a huge number of fans around the world.

Behind the adorable, vivid footage, Finding Nemo also contains a lot of interesting things that you may not know. Let’s find out the fun facts behind this childhood movie!

#1 Do you know that Squirt the sea turtle is voiced by Nicholas Bird, the young son of Pixar director Brad Bird?

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#2 In order to understand the underwater worlds, the production team had to visit many aquariums and diving stints

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#3 It takes up to four days to render a frame that lasts about 1/24th of a second in the film

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#4 Finding Nemo sparked a dangerous trend of kids trying to plush their pet fish down the drain

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#5 The directors revealed in the commentary that Crush and his crew of turtles were headed for Hawaii

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#6 There was a dramatic increase in the demand for tropical ornamental fish after the movie was released. Due to this surge, the amount of clownfish in some waters has declined by 75%

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#7 Animators even had to study dogs’ facial expressions to create the faces of the fish in this movie

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#8 The first work of Finding Nemo began in 1997 and the physical production actually began in 2000 with 180 people

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#9 The poster of Finding Nemo is based on a food web that displays the eating order of animals

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#10 The two main turtles in the movie were named after two popular citrus soda brands: Crush and Squirt

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#11 Finding Nemo is ranked #10 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Animation” in 2008

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#12 Finding Nemo is the first Pixar film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

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#13 According to the movie, Nemo is captured and brought to a dental clinic located on 42 Wallaby Way. Dory the forgetful even mentions this address 20 times!

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#14 Finding Nemo holds the record for the “best-selling DVD” with over 40 million copies

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#15 Finding Nemo surpassed The Lion King (1994) to become the highest-grossing animated film at that time

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